U.S. Figure Skating strives to provide a safe environment for its members that is free of misconduct and harassment. The association will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment or misconduct of any of its members including athletes, coaches, officials, directors, employees, parents, volunteers or any other persons while they are participating in or preparing for a figure skating activity or event conducted under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating. All forms of misconduct are unacceptable and in direct conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules.
The U.S. Figure Skating SkateSafe Program addresses the following types of misconduct:
- Sexual misconduct
- Physical misconduct
- Emotional misconduct
- Bullying, threats and harassment
- Willfully tolerating misconduct
All individuals, regardless of membership with U.S. Figure Skating, are encouraged to report suspected violations of SkateSafe.
To make a report, email US Figure Skating at email@example.com or the BFSC SkateSafe Chair, Amy O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BFSC Concussion Policies
Ohio law requires our club to make concussion information available to all parents under Ohio Return to Play. Please click HERE for more information.
Return to Play – Ohio’s Youth Concussion Law
As of April 26, 2013, Ohio�s Return-to-Play law (ORC 3313.539 or ORC 3314.03) requires that Ohio youth athletes who are suspected of sustaining a concussion, MUST be removed from practice or play. Ohio laws prohibit a child to return to play (practice or competition) on the same day that he/she is removed on suspicion of having sustained a concussion. He/she may return the following day if cleared in writing by a physician (MD or DO) or other authorized healthcare provider that they did not sustain a concussion.
BFSC Concussion Documents and Links
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017. In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
For more information:
- Visit the state of Ohio website regarding this law HERE.
- Information for Parents
- Waiver for Participation